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Welcome to Braggsville / T. Geronimo Johnson.

By: Johnson, T. Geronimo (Tyrone Geronimo) [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015?]Edition: First edition.Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062302120 :.Subject(s): College students -- Fiction | Race relations -- Fiction | Southern States -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC049000 | FIC000000 Summary: "From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold it 'Til it Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative southern-fried comedy about four liberal UC Berkeley students who stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment--a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer"-- Provided by publisher.
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Bestseller University of Texas At Tyler
Bestseller Collection - 2nd Floor
PS 3610 .O38339 W45 2015 (Browse shelf) Available 1000000002856

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Publishers Weekly, October 27, 2014

"From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold it 'Til it Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative southern-fried comedy about four liberal UC Berkeley students who stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment--a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

When Braggsville, GA, resident Daron Davenport goes to college in Berkeley, CA, he might as well have gone to another country, so foreign does he feel. However, he's made to feel at home by some students he befriends at a party: Caucasian Candice, who claims Native American blood; Louis, a Malaysian comedian; and Charlie, a gay African American. Inspired by one of their classes, the friends decide to spend their spring break in Daron's hometown, where the annual reenactment of the Civil War will allow them to stage a "performative intervention"-meaning, in this case, a lynching. This scheme has "Bad Idea" written all over it, and the resulting melee reverberates for years to come. VERDICT Johnson's (Hold It 'Til It Hurts) observations about race are both piercing and witty, making this edgy novel so much more complex than a send-up of the South and liberal academe. Johnson is at his best when he's the most straightforward; chapters that take off in stream-of-consciousness Southern dialect unnecessarily confuse the story. But those with a love for linguistic romps will want to take on this literary dark comedy. [See Prepub Alert, 8/11/14.]-Joy Humphrey, Pepperdine Univ. Law Lib., Malibu, CA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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